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Most movers i have ever seen crammed into one space

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by TimMiller, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. TimMiller

    TimMiller Well-Known Member

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    It is in a club here in houston, tx. They have every light i think martin carries. Everything from the MX-10 to the mac 2k. Its a mind trip to see. Also their entire rig is all on motors that allow the entire rig to travel from the ceiling to the floor for maintance and LD's desired look. The motor system is also capable of being DMX controlled for rig movements during a cue.

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_09_07_07/DSC_0073 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_09_07_07/DSC_0052 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Saturday_09_08_07/DSC_0097 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Saturday_09_08_07/DSC_0243 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Saturday_08_18_07/DSC_0399 copy.jpg

    They have about 6 pairs of these sticks of truss with lights on them around the dance floor since there is not enough in the ceiling naturally
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Saturday_08_18_07/DSC_0535 copy.jpg

    Another cool feature, the led tubes can flip down and be lowered like a big flying saucer down the the dance floor
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_09_07_07/DSC_0562 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_08_17_07/DSC_0706 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Venue_Pictures/DSC_2824 copy.jpg

    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_08_17_07/venu2 copy.jpg



    yes those are the little martin architectural fixtures in the ceiling, the entire club has them.
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_09_07_07/DSC_0021 copy.jpg

    DJ booth, also has the audio and lighting consoles.
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Saturday_08_01_07/DSC_0023 copy.jpg

    The main bar
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_09_07_07/DSC_0046 copy.jpg
    http://www.hushonline.com/gallery/albums/Friday_08_03_07/DSC_6094 copy.jpg
     
  2. Radiant

    Radiant Active Member

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    That reminds me of videos I've seen of a club in Belgium, Kokorico. I keep watching their videos on Youtube. They have a "light spider" trussing that rotates above the dance floor, with smaller sections that raise and lower. I have no idea how many intels they have, but it must number in the hundreds. With all that, you'd think the music would be better...
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=O-jcO2sLCBU
     
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    Was that a wall of scanners? WOW! I think that I saw around 200 scanners at least on the wall and in the pods...that's insane.
     
  4. len

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    It's a cool rig, and more crammed than anything I've ever seen.

    But the motors shouldn't be dmx since there's no error checking. There are ways to move trussing for show effect, but dmx isn't one of them.
     
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    Wow. That just looks like someone found a hay bail made of $100 bills and didn't know what to spend it on! Whoever said Texans aren't making money ;)
     
  6. SerraAva

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    There is a big club in Cancun like that. The Hog 3 they have fires off about 5 cues a second. They literally have a rack of splitters and DP2000s next to the console, every universe loaded with something. Moving truss, air acrobatics, the room is a few stories high in the middle to do all of this. The acrobats will literally fly down, pour you a drink, then bounce back up into the air. Forget the name of it, been a few years since I was last there. Then again, there are quite a few mega clubs in Cancun.
     
  7. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Notice that [user]TimMiller[/user] said "motor system is also capable of being DMX controlled..." so hopefully the DMX is just providing cueing information, and a PLC or similar is performing all the positioning and safety functions, with a dead-man control.
     
  8. TimMiller

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    The motor control must have the key in the DMX position. There are link counters on each motor and very strict parameters in which everything must travel. There is a whole digital control panel that actually works as the brains of the motor system, and the console only feeds it position info. Once you make your move for saftey you flip the key back into the safe position. Kinda like lifiting up the saftey cover on a missle switch.
     
  9. len

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    I did, and I assumed that was what he meant. But you know how sometimes people mis-interpret things. I thot I'd clarify a little so that somewhere down the line there was no "but you said I could run motors off dmx" issue.
     
  10. DarSax

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    That was definitely an unreal video clip. Especially that wall of scanners, that really shows you that rapid movement they're good for! With that number of scanners, you could definitely go wild with configurations for effect.
     
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    Wow... That was sick! I bet they'd fill a barrel with dead bulbs faster than Ship!
    :eek:
     
  12. TimMiller

    TimMiller Well-Known Member

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    LMAO. Ship is the most anal bulb person i have ever met
     

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